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The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.
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The Center for a New American Security engages policymakers, experts and the public with innovative, fact-based research, ideas and analysis to shape and elevate the national security debate. A key part of our mission is to inform and prepare the national security leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Women in National Security: Emma Moore

8/27/2019
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Emma Moore joins the CNAS Women in National Security podcast mini-series on human capital to discuss changing the requirements for national service.

Duration:00:19:09

Women in National Security: Maggie Feldman-Piltch

8/13/2019
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Maggie Feldman-Piltch joins the CNAS Women in National Security podcast mini-series on human capital to discuss the gaps she sees in launching and advancing careers in national security. Maggie is the Managing Director of Unicorn Strategies and Founder of #NatSecGirlSquad.

Duration:00:22:15

Women in National Security: Sina Beaghley

7/30/2019
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Sina Beaghley joins the CNAS Women in National Security podcast mini-series on human capital to discuss security clearance reform. Sina is a senior international/defense policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She focuses her research on national security policy issues including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, cyber strategy, security clearance reform, and surveillance policy and privacy. Beaghley came to RAND after more than a decade of service in the federal government developing...

Duration:00:24:20

Women in National Security: Laura Junor

7/16/2019
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Dr. Laura Junor joins the CNAS Women in National Security podcast mini-series on human capital to discuss how the government must change its personnel systems to bring in the right talent at the right time. She is Director, Research and Strategic Support at the National Defense University, Institute for National Strategic Studies. Prior to her arrival at NDU, Dr. Junor was confirmed as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Dr. Junor previously served as...

Duration:00:27:27

CNAS Tech: Discussing a Long-Awaited Executive Order on 5G Security

6/5/2019
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On May 15, President Trump issued an executive order designed to protect the United States from security vulnerabilities in the global communications technology supply chain. What took so long? Does the order go too far—or not far enough—in addressing threats to America's 5G security? Paul Scharre and Elsa B. Kania join Megan Lamberth to discuss what the order means, how it might affect U.S. partners in Europe and companies like Huawei, and more.

Duration:00:18:01

In or Out? What Should the U.S. Do in Syria?

5/22/2019
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Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on U.S. national security decision making—Frances Z. Brown, Melissa Dalton, and Loren DeJonge Schulman—whether the United States should remain committed to maintaining a presence in Syria, and if President Trump is right that all that remains for the U.S. in Syria is "sand and death."

Duration:00:29:36

Russia, Hezbollah, and Iran...Oh My!

5/15/2019
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Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah in the Syrian conflict—Anna Borshchevskaya, Hanin Ghaddar, and Brian Katz—how the United States can engage with Russia to manage the situation with Israel and the Assad regime to prevent Iran and its Hezbollah network from launching a war against Israel from Syria that could have region-shattering consequences for the Middle East.

Duration:00:48:13

Counter-Terrorism in Syria: More Than Contain and Drone?

5/8/2019
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Nicholas A. Heras asks three notable experts on Salafist-jihadist organizations and the Syrian conflict — Jennifer Cafarella, Hassan Hassan, and Sasha Ghosh Siminoff — about how Syria became the largest recruiting ground for Salafist-jihadist groups in modern history and how the United States should approach its counter-terrorism policy in Syria to meet this challenge.

Duration:00:45:30

The Assad Dilemma

4/30/2019
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The Assad regime has been in power in Syria since 1970. For many analysts, the Syrian state could not exist without the regime, and the regime could not exist without the leadership of the Assad family. However, there still is a debate whether an alternative power to the Assad family could run the Syrian state, in a hypothetical transition period from Bashar al-Assad's rule. Alexander Bick, Research Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Faysal Itani, a nonresident...

Duration:00:47:35

The Autocrat’s New Tool Kit

3/15/2019
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A new set of technological tools—some of them now maturing, others poised to emerge over the coming decade—seem destined to wind up in the hands of autocrats around the world. They will allow strongmen and police states to bolster their internal grip, undermine basic rights and spread illiberal practices beyond their own borders. Paul Scharre hosts a discussion with Richard Fontaine and Kara Frederick on their recent article in The Wall Street Journal on these illiberal practices: “The...

Duration:00:14:53

CNAS Tech: How (Not) to Talk About AI & Lethality

3/12/2019
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The U.S. Army recently announced its new Advanced Targeting & Lethality Automated System, or ATLAS program. The announcement generated concern and media headlines about the level of autonomy in ATLAS. Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick, and Megan Lamberth discuss the Army's rollout of the program, the language used in the announcement, and how the DoD responded.

Duration:00:15:03

CNAS Tech: "A Tale of Two AI Strategies"

3/5/2019
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Michael Kratsios and Dr. Lynne Parker from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy visited CNAS last week to discuss the Trump administration's American AI Initiative. Paul Scharre, Kara Frederick, and Megan Lamberth sit down to discuss the event and the American AI Initiative, as well as share their reactions to the Department of Defense's newly released strategy on AI.

Duration:00:20:16

The White House: Accelerating America's Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

3/1/2019
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On Thursday, February 28, Michael Kratsios, Deputy Assistant to the President for Technology Policy, visited CNAS to discuss the President's Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.

Duration:00:23:09

Quantum Hegemony

12/20/2018
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China is positioning itself as a powerhouse in quantum science, posing a challenge to U.S. national security and innovation leadership. Elsa B. Kania, an Adjunct Fellow at CNAS, and John Costello, former Co-Founder and Director Emeritus of the China Cyber and Intelligence Studies Institute, join Paul Scharre for a discussion on China's ambitions in quantum development and their recent report, "Quantum Hegemony."

Duration:00:25:52

The Iran Nuclear Negotiations

12/18/2018
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Ambassador Wendy Sherman discusses her unlikely career, which began as an advocate for women's issues. Then, she went into politics, and eventually wound up at the State Department, where she was the lead negotiator for the Iran nuclear deal. In her new book, “Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence,” Sherman writes about long hours of work and having to persevere through tough negotiations with the North Koreans and later the Iranians. In this final episode of...

Duration:00:32:43

Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

12/11/2018
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What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. One person who has taken a deep look into autonomous weapons is Paul Scharre, Director of the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS and former Army Ranger. In this episode, Scharre talks with host Ilan Goldenberg about...

Duration:00:31:53

When Middle East Peace Almost Happened

12/4/2018
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When Bill Clinton took over as President in 1992, his then Middle East advisor Martin Indyk told him he has a chance to partner with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to secure peace treaties with Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and the Palestinians. In this episode of Stories From The Backchannel, Indyk talks with host Ilan Goldenberg, Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for A New American Security, about Indyk's journey from Australia to becoming the US Ambassador to...

Duration:00:37:53

Stories from the Backchannel

11/28/2018
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Stories from the Backchannel is a new CNAS podcast program that examines the stories behind some of America's most important national security moments. Hosted by CNAS Middle East Program Director, Ilan Goldenberg, the podcast invites listeners into the room as government officials, and world leaders put aside niceties in favor of candid discussions, and hard-nosed negotiations. In our first episode, Unavoidable Russia, CNAS CEO Victoria Nuland recounts her time as one of America's leading...

Duration:00:31:45

Quantum Hegemony? China’s Ambitions and the Challenge to U.S. Innovation Leadership

9/21/2018
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Paul Scharre, Director and Senior Fellow of the Technology and National Security program at CNAS, hosts a discussion with Technology and National Security Adjunct Fellow Elsa Kania on her new report about the basics of quantum technology, China’s related efforts, and what the United States should do to maintain its technological leadership.

Duration:00:27:12

Strategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence

7/25/2018
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Kara Frederick hosts a session with Paul Scharre and Gregory C. Allen on the third report of CNAS’ AI and International Security series, “Strategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence.”

Duration:00:27:50